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About Acharapakkam

The Indian state of Tamil Nadu has various places, which are specially blessed with natural, historical and cultural attributes. The place of Acharapakkam is not an exception in this regard. It is a panchayat town located perfectly, along the Chennai-Trichy National Highway NH-45, in Kancheepuram district of Tamil Nadu. This locale is largely famous for its ancient Shiva temple i.e. Arulmigu Aatcheeswarar Temple where thousands of devotees come during the festivities. However, Acharapakkam is situated around 96 km south-west region from the capital city - Chennai, which is now comprised within the Chennai Metropolitan Area perimeters. The taluk headquarter of Acharapakkam is Cheyyur.

Acharapakkam is surrounded by Lathur towards east, Olakkur towards west, Chithamur towards south and Madurantakam towards north. Besides that, the nearby cities of Acharapakkam are Tirakalukundram, Tindivanam, Vandavasi and Uthiramerur. Kancheepuram district is located around 58 km away from this town.

AcharapakkamImportant Facts of Acharapakkam

Tamil Nadu
District: Kanchipuram
Official Language: Tamil
Pin Code: 603301
Telephone Code: 91-44

Climate and Demography Acharapakkam

Acharapakkam has a tropical climate. On an average, the temperature remains higher in summers with temperature hovering around 36.6 °C while the winter season here witnesses an average temperature of 21.1 °C. The normal precipitation in the town is 1213.3 mm while pre-monsoon rainfall is always steady in the entire town.

The panchayat city of Acharapakkam has the total population of 10,362, according to the Census 2011. In the total population, there are 5,150 males while females are around 5,212. Children population between the age of 0-6 years is around 1097 that is 10.59 % of total population. The literacy rate at Acharapakkam is 82.99%, which is higher than the state average of 80.09%. The male literacy here is 89.80% while female literacy rate at the town is 76.29%. Furthermore, there are total numbers of 2565 houses in Acharapakkam, which are governed by a town panchayat. People belong to Schedule Caste (SC) category forms 29.17 % of total population here while Schedule Tribe (ST) constitutes 0.46 %. Besides that, there are 3,976 people in this town are doing work or indulge in business activities.

Acharapakkam_TamilnduTransport in Acharapakkam

Reaching Acharapakkam is not a problem for any tourist. It is perfectly nestled at the National Highway (NH) 45 and thus, it is conveniently accessible from any region of Tamil Nadu. Both public and private buses constantly run from Acharapakkam to the major cities of the state. They are operated by Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) - VPM. The nearest railway station to Acharapakkam is Melmaruvattur Railway Station while Chennai Central Railway Station is about 101 km away from Acharapakkam. Besides, the Chennai International Airport, which is about 82 km away from the town also aids in inflow of tourists from all over the state and elsewhere.

Tourist Places in Acharapakkam

Acharapakkam_Shiva_TempleThe ancient Shiva Temple, Arulmigu Aatcheeswarar Temple, is the most famous tourist place in Acharapakkam town of Kancheepuram district. This temple is one of the Devaram temples and scores of devotees come here every year. The entire region around the temple is illuminated during the festivals. It is assumed that the Shiva Temple is connected with the legend of Tripurasamhaaram. According to the mythology, when the Lord Shiva was going ahead with this chariot to end the Tripurams, the axle on his chariot had broken in this town into two pieces. Later, a Pandaya ruler, who was passing through this village in his chariot, also lost its axle of chariot here and it broken into two pieces. Thereafter, the name of this village came as Acharapakkam, which means “Axle into two pieces”. Hence, the historical significance of Arulmigu Aatcheeswarar Temple allures the worldwide visitors to come here. 

Health in Acharapakkam

The panchayat town of Acharapakkam also provides modern medical amenities to its people. However, there is no major hospital at this place but few villages of this town, such as Kadamalaiputhur, Orathy and Padiri, has government hospitals and other health centers. Besides that, the town has many community health workers who are practicing their profession in dispensaries, health centers, sub centers, maternity and child welfare center and hospitals.     

Food in Acharapakkam

The beautiful place of Acharapakkam has few dining options, which definitely satisfy the different tastes of people. These restaurants specializes in offering both local and global food dishes such as South Indian food, vegetarian and non-vegetarian North Indian food, Oriental cuisine, Chinese dishes, fast food and Continental dishes. You can come at these dining places during your breakfast, lunch and dinner time with your near and dear ones. However, some of the best restaurants in and around Acharapakkam are:

Drive in Restaurants

Thiruchi-Chennai Highway
Nehru Street
Acharapakkam, Tamil Nadu 603301

Haritam Veg Restaurant
NH-45 Thenpakkam village
Acharapakkam, Tamil Nadu

Ganesh Bhavan
Thiruchi-Chennai Highway
Acharapakkam, Tamil Nadu 603301

Hotel Udhayam
No: 2, 3 GST Road,
Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu 603319

Kamesh Tea Stall
Bazaar Street
Acharapakkam, Tamil Nadu 603301

Sulaiha Hotel
NH 45,
Acharapakkam, Tamil Nadu

Hotels in Acharapakkam

Acharapakkam boasts of excellent arrangements for the accommodation of its various tourists. They can book their stay at these properties, which have the rooms of various facilities at reasonable prices. These hotels take care of their guests with warm hospitality and provide them everything for their relaxed stay. Apart from the accommodation, the hotels in Acharapakkam also offer scrumptious dining options along with multiple modern services within their sprawling ambiances. Some of the most preferred Acharapakkam hotels are:

Citrus Lakeside Sriperumbudur

1507, V.R.P Chattram, Bangalore Highway,
Acharapakkam, Tamil Nadu – 602105

La Waterina Resort and Spa
1507, VRP Chatram, Opposite Bharat Petroleum,
Chennai-Bangalore National Highway,
Near Rajiv Gandhi Memorial,
Acharapakkam Tamil Nadu 602105

Yafa Guest House
New No 22, 39, Model School Road,
Near Apollo Children's Hospital, Thousand Lights
Acharapakkam, Tamil Nadu – 600006

Hotel Ganapathi Vilas
National Highway 45,
Zinna Nagar,
Acharapakkam, Tamil Nadu 603301

Saktthi Aanandhas Hotels & Lodge
GST Road, Near Melmaruvathur Railway Station
Melmaruvathur, Tamil Nadu – 603319

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